Fifteen-year-old Delilah "Dizzy" Doucette lives with her dad and brother above their record store. On the surface, they seem like the average single-parent family. But what no one else knows is that her mother is Georgia Waters -- the super famous and well-loved singer.
Bassey shares a bit about the conceptualization of her book's cover and which essay was the most challenging to write. We also talk about how to navigate writing your story without encroaching on the rights of others to share their own story or not.
In Wonton Terror, Lana and Adam are preparing to go on their first vacation as a couple. Her aunt Grace -- her mother's very "Americanized" sister -- is also visiting. On top of all of that, a food truck explosion kills a long-time friend of the Lee family.
These 41 YA books about music feature teen protagonists for whom music is life's center. These kids are either singers as a career, wannabe singers, or just have a lot of music in their soul.
Franny has a new friend—a crow who brings her presents in its beak. Like a red button! And a silver heart! Franny’s dad doesn’t believe her. He says crows and kids can’t be friends. But Franny knows better. How will Franny prove her new playmate is real? And what will the crafty crow bring next?
Dim Sum of All Fears is the second book in Vivien Chien's Noodle Shop mystery series. I enjoyed the first one, Death By Dumpling and this one did not disappoint.
Black middle-grade books are a rarity. Trust me, in sourcing the books for this book list, it was hard to find recommendations. Many recommendations were also historical fiction, which is good and well, but not always my jam. Sometimes Black people and Africans need books about mundane issues. So whether it's books about female friendships [...]
Not If I Can Help It is a shining example of the way books can foster empathy. This middle-grade novel about a girl with sensory processing disorder is captivating and very realistic.
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The Line Tender is an achingly beautiful middle-grade novel (more suited to adults). This book portrays death and grieving realistically, spotlights awe-inspiring marine life, and features an unforgettable female protagonist.